Leslie Streeter joined Washington State University Tri-Cities as director of marketing and communication May 9. In that role she will oversee the campus’ advertising, marketing, public relations, social media and website with a focus on growing enrollment.
Joshua Heyne joined Washington State University Tri-Cities April 25 as director of the Bioproducts Science and Engineering Laboratory, co-director of the Bioproducts Institute and associate professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Washington State University Tri-Cities will honor more than 375 graduating students this year. The honorees include graduates from the fall 2021 and spring and summer 2022 terms. WSU Tri-Cities 2022 Commencement Ceremony is the first in-person commencement since 2019.
Washington State University Tri-Cities is pleased to present the Herbert M. Parker Foundation Lecture Series featuring Michael Stabin April 7 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 7 online at YouTube.com/wsutricities.
Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection, is donating $250,000 to WSU Tri-Cities to establish a unique internship cooperative employment program
Washington State University Tri-Cities recognized five female leaders as Women of Distinction for their contributions to the campus and Tri-Cities community as part of a month- long stories exhibition and March 9 inductee ceremony. The women honored exhibit exceptional leadership in their discipline or area of expertise, serve as role models and mentors to other women, advocate for positive social change and demonstrate a commitment to WSU Tri-Cities' mission.
The Kadlec Foundation has recently approved the funding of an endowed scholarship to help support the nursing education of first-generation college students. The Yanely Mendoza Memorial Scholarship will be awarded each year to a nursing student pursuing their bachelor’s degree at Washington State University Tri-Cities. The endowment is in memory of Mendoza, who passed away suddenly in 2021 after completing her nursing degree the previous fall.
Washington State University Tri-Cities’ MOSAIC Center for Student Inclusion and the Black Student Union invite the public to attend “Black Community Leaders Panel: SPEAK OUT!” This free event will be held at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Student Union Building, Room 120 on campus and on Zoom.
Richland, Wash. – The Washington State University Tri-Cities MOSAIC Center for Student Inclusion, in collaboration with Wavelengths Salon, will hold an LGBTQ+ Panel at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 in the East Auditorium on campus and via Zoom. The event will feature a panel of community members across the LGBTQ+ spectrum and allies who will share their experiences and answer questions from the audience.
“WSU Tri-Cities is a hidden gem,” he said. “We are located in an area that offers great opportunities without a lot of the competition that one might experience at a much larger university. And the people who work here – our faculty, administration, staff and everyone behind the scenes – are here to make sure we all succeed. We, as students, aren’t just a number or another name on the roster.”
“I am very grateful for my experience here and the people I came to know and what I have gained as a result, getting my degree was important to me, and I wanted to finish it without accruing any student loans. The feeling of completion and accomplishment and knowing that I did well is so validating.”
“Everybody here at WSU Tri-Cities is trying to help you succeed, there are a lot of resources here if you use them, and they help you out a lot. I am very happy I came here. WSU Tri-Cities has made me realize that optometry is a competitive field and I need to be a competitive applicant. I’ve definitely gotten help every time I’ve asked for it.”
“Attending WSU Tri-Cities is probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, the connections I’ve made here, the mentors I’ve had, the external family that I’ve now gained as part of the WSU Cougar community, is priceless. I couldn’t be more grateful for the amazing opportunities I’ve had and people I’ve met through my experience at WSU Tri-Cities.”